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www.buffalotech.com 35010856 ver.01 v1.00 User Manual - WLI-UC-GN Wireless N USB 2.0 Adapter/Router
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2 Table of Contents Introduction..............................................................................3 Full Installation.........................................................................4 Connect to a Wireless Network...........................................7 Using Client Manager 3 for Windows XP.............................7 Using Client Manager V for Windows Vista.........................8 Alternate Installation (Drivers Only).........................................12 Windows Zero Config. .......................................................13 Using AOSS.............................................................................14 Using WPS with Client Manager 3. ...........................................17 Using WPS with Client Manager V. ...........................................18 Access Point/Router Mode.......................................................20 Connecting Your Nintendo DS®...............................................22 Connecting Your Nintendo Wii®. ..............................................24 Connecting Your Sony PSP®....................................................27 Connecting Your Sony Playstation 3®......................................28 Specifications..........................................................................31 Regulatory Compliance Information.........................................32 Logos and Trademarks. ............................................................44 Contact Information. ................................................................45 GPL Information......................................................................47
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3 Congratulations on your purchase! The WLI-UC-GN wireless USB Adapter connects your notebook computer or desktop PC to 2.4 GHz wireless n, g, or b networks. It can also serve as a router/access point for connecting other wireless devices to your existing network. To install your WLI-UC-GN with all of the available software, turn to the next page. To install the WLI-UC- GN with wireless client drivers only, turn to page 12. Introduction
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4 The installation program will install drivers, Client Manager software, a tool to switch between client and router modes, and software to let the WLI-UC-GN act as an access point for other wireless devices. If you only want to install wireless drivers, turn to page 12. Do not insert the USB key into a USB port yet. Insert the WLI-UC-GN Navigator CD into the CD- ROM drive. Full Installation This window will open on your desktop. Select Begin Installation.
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5 Click Install to continue. Step through the wizard to install your software. The WLI-UC-GN may be installed as either a wireless client or a wireless access point. Choose Client Mode Installation if you want to add a wireless client to your computer, allowing it to connect to existing wireless networks. Choose Access Point Mode Installation if you want to configure the WLI-UC-GN as a simple wireless access point for connecting AOSS-compatible devices such as game consoles. Note: After installation, you will be easily able to switch between the two modes. Installation
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6 Installation During the installation, the wizard will ask you to insert, remove, and then reinsert the WLI-UG-GN at various times. Follow the instructions on each screen. When the wizard is complete, click Finish.
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7 Client Manager software lets you connect your computer to a wireless network. Client Manager 3 software is installed on Windows XP computers. If your computer uses Vista, turn to the next page instead. To open Client Manager 3, click on the icon in the systray. Click on one of the three buttons up top to navigate to the three different sections of Client Manager. The Scan tab shows a list of available wireless networks. Highlight one and click Connect at the bottom to connect to that network. The Status tab shows information about your current wireless connection. The Profiles tab lets you create, store, and prioritize common wireless connections. The AOSS/WPS button is also located here. Connect to a Wireless Network: Client Manager 3 for Windows XP
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8 Client Manager V will open. Click on Profile List on the left side of the window. Client Manager V for Windows Vista If your computer uses the Microsoft Vista operating system, Client Manager V software will have been installed. To use Client Manager V to connect to your wireless network, click on the icon in the system tray. In the popup, click Advanced. In Profile List, click New.
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9 Now, click on the Connect Manually button. The AOSS/WPS button is here. To configure the client manually, click on the Advanced Setup button.
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10 Highlight your network name (SSID) and click Next. Click on the Search button.
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11 Client Manager V will connect you to your wireless network! Enter the security type and encryption method. Enter your network’s encryption key or password. Click Connect.
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12 If you prefer to not install Client Manager, you may choose to install only wireless drivers. With a drivers-only installation, you will have to use different software, such as Windows Zero Config, to manage your wireless connection. See the next page for instructions on using Windows Zero Config. To install only drivers, navigate to the driver folder on your AirNavigator CD and click on DrvSetup. Or click Start, then Run, and type d:\ driver\DrvSetup.exe into the Open window, where “d” is the driveletter of your CD-ROM. Do not Alternate Installation (Drivers only) Step through the wizard to install wireless client drivers for your AirStation. Plug the AirStation into a USB port on your computer when directed by the wizard. connect the AirStation to your computer until directed to do so by the wizard. Click OK.
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13 To use Windows’ built-in wireless utility, click on its icon in the system tray. Zero Config will open. Using Windows® Zero Config All available wireless networks will be listed. Click on your network to highlight it and then click Connect. If your network requires a network key or password to connect, enter it twice. Click Connect. When the wireless icon in the systray changes to , you are connected to the wireless network.
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14 installed Client Manager to use AOSS with the WLI-UC-GN. Also, your router or access point must support AOSS to use it. Start Client Manager by double-clicking on the black antenna icon in your systray. In Client Manager 3, the AOSS button is in the Profiles section. In Client Manager V, the AOSS button is available from the Profiles List page. Click New to get to the AOSS button. AOSS (AirStation One-Touch Secure System) is a simple system for connecting wireless clients to an access point while enforcing the most secure possible connection encryption type. Users no longer need to worry about choosing the proper security protocols, IP addresses, or SSID. AOSS will determine the optimal connection and configure it in seconds. Your WLI-UC-GN has its AOSS button in the Client Manager software. If your router or access point supports AOSS, then you can connect the WLI-UC-GN to your wireless network easily and securely. You must have Using AOSS
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15 • Initiate AOSS by clicking the blue button on the Client Manager’s screen. A wizard will appear. • Now, press the AOSS button on your access point. Hold it down until the AOSS LED on the access point begins to flash (1-3 seconds). Using AOSS
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16 Once AOSS is complete (about 30 seconds), the connection is archived as a profile for later use. Click Finish to exit the wizard. You are now connected to the network with a secure wireless con- nection. Notes: AOSS will scan for an AOSS partner for about two minutes. If it times out before finding one, just press the AOSS buttons again. Output power is reduced to 25% of normal during AOSS for security reasons. If you’re having trouble making an AOSS connection, temporarily move the devices closer together. AOSS will automatically use the highest level of security available for all currently connected wireless devices. If you have trouble connecting with AOSS, temporarily disable all personal firewalls on your PC, such as ZoneAlarm or Microsoft Personal Firewall. These programs may be re-enabled after AOSS has finished. Also, make sure that any other wireless client manager software is disabled before using Client Manager. Using AOSS
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17 WPS is a simple system for connecting wireless clients to an access point. It works with many brands and types of access points and wireless routers. There are several ways to connect with WPS. One is by clicking the WPS button for each device. The WLI-UC-GN has its WPS button in the Client Manager software. Start Client Manager 3 by double clicking on the black antenna icon in your systray, or by launching it from your Start Menu: Programs/ Buffalo/AirStation Utility/Client Manager. The WPS button is under the Profiles tab, at the bottom of the screen. Consult your router/AP’s documentation for the location of its WPS button. WPS also allows connections using PIN Codes. To generate a PIN Code from Client Manager 3, right-click on the antenna icon in your systray and select Easy Connection/WPS PIN code. Using WPS with Client Manager 3
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18 To connect with WPS from Client Manager V, click on the black antenna icon in your systray. In the popup, click Advanced. Using WPS with Client Manager V Client Manager V will open. Click on Profile List on the left side of the window. In Profiles List, click New.
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19 Click on the WPS/AOSS button. Now, press the WPS button on your router or access point. WPS will automatically connect your client to the wireless network. Note: Consult your router or access point’s documentation for the location of its WPS button.
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20 Besides its wireless client capability, the WLI-UC-GN can function as a wireless access point. If your computer already has a connection to the internet, and you want to connect AOSS-compatible devices wirelessly, then choose Access Point Mode during installation. Note: If you have firewall or antivirus software running on the computer, temporarily disable it before continuing. Disconnect your internet connection at the same time for safety. Step through the wizard to install your WLI- UC-GN in Access Point Mode. When you’re done, turn on your firewall, enable your antivirus software, and reconnect your internet connection. You can also switch into Access Point Mode from the Start menu, in Programs/Buffalo/AirStation Utility/ Access Point / Router Mode Router or Client Switch Tool, or by clicking the icon on your desktop. This tool lets you easily switch back and forth between Client Mode and Access Point Mode.
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21 AOSS Many kinds of devices can be connected to the AirStation WLI-UC-GN in access point mode. Right-click on the icon and choose Option. You may choose from several different encryption types on the left side. By default, all SSIDs and the encryption key are random strings of characters. You may change them to more user-friendly names if desired. Select an encryption type and copy the Pre-Shared Key, which will serve as the “password” for wireless devices connecting to this access point. Consult your wireless client’s documentation for instructions on entering the SSID and key. To use an AOSS device with the AirStation WLI-UC-GN in access point mode, double- click on the icon to open the window shown at left. Click or push the AOSS button for the device you want to connect to start AOSS. Then, click on the AOSS button in this window. AOSS will set up your connection automatically. In the following examples, we’ll show how to connect several common gaming consoles to the AirStation wirelessly.
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22 The DS® uses separate wireless connections for each game. You will need to do these steps for each game that you play wirelessly. Turn on your DS®. Click on Wi-Fi Settings. The location of this may vary depending on what game you're in. Click on Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Settings. Click on any of the 3 available connections. Connecting Your Nintendo DS®
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23 Click on AOSS. You'll see this screen. Now, click the AOSS button on your desktop (see page 13). Your DS® is now connected to the network. Click OK to run a connection test. Connecting Your Nintendo DS®
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24 Turn on your Wii®. Click on Wii Options, in the bottom left corner of the main menu. Click on Wii Settings. Click on the right arrow for more options. Connecting Your Nintendo Wii®
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25 Click on Internet. Click on Connection Settings. Click on any of the three available connections. If the connection you're using has settings already saved, clear them. Connecting Your Nintendo Wii®
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26 Connecting Your Nintendo Wii® Click on AOSS. When you see this screen, click the AOSS button on your PC's desktop (page 13 for more info). Your Wii® is now connected to the network. Click OK to run a connection test.
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27 Turn on your PSP®. PSP firmware version 2.0 or later is required to use AOSS. Update your PSP firmware if necessary. Select Network Settings. Connecting Your Sony PSP®
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28 Choose Infrastructure Mode. Choose New Connection. Choose Automatic. Select AOSS. Click the AOSS button on your PC's desktop (see page 13 for more info). Connecting Your Sony PSP® In about a minute, the devices will form a secure connection.
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29 Turn on your PlayStation 3® without a game inserted and navigate to Network Settings. Open Internet Connection Settings. Select Yes to continue. Connecting Your Sony PlayStation 3®
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30 Choose Wireless. Choose Automatic. Press the "X" button on your controller to initiate AOSS. Then, click the AOSS button on your PC's desktop (page 13 for more info on this). Connecting Your Sony PlayStation 3® In about a minute, the devices will form a secure connection.
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31 Specifications Standards Compliance: IEEE802.11g/IEEE802.11b/IEEE802.11nDraft2.0 Access Modes: Infrastructure (Client Mode/AP Mode) Ad-hoc (Client Mode/ When using XlinkKAI) Communication Protocol: OFDM, DSSS, CCK Frequency Range: 2412 - 2464MHz (Channels 1 - 11) Security: WPA-PSK (TKIP,AES), WPA2-PSK (TKIP, AES)*, 128/64-bit WEP *Software Access Point mode does not support WPA2-PSK. Interface: USB 2.0 Dimensions: 0.62” x 1.28” x 0.28” (15.8 x 32.5 x 7.2 mm) Weight: ~0.14 ounces (4 grams) Operating Environment: 32° - 104° F; 20-80% non-condensing OS Support: Windows® XP, Windows® Vista
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32 Regulatory Compliance Information Federal Communication Commission Interference Statement This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one of the following measures: • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. • Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. FCC Caution: Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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33 IMPORTANT NOTE: FCC Radiation Exposure Statement: This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. End users must follow the specific operating instructions for satisfying RF exposure compliance. To maintain compliance with FCC RF exposure compliance requirements, please follow operation instructions as documented in this manual. This device and its antenna(s) must not be co- located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter. SAR compliance has been established in typical laptop computers with USB slot, and product could be used in typical laptop computer with USB slot. Other applications like handheld PCs or similar devices have not been verified and may not comply with related RF exposure rule and such use shall be prohibited. The availability of some specific channels and/or operational frequency bands are country dependent and are firmware programmed at the factory to match the intended destination. This firmware setting is not accessible by the end user.
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34 CE Notification This is a Class B product. In a domestic environment, this product may cause radio interference, in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures. Europe - EU Declaration of Conformity: This device complies with the essential requirements of the R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC. The following test methods have been applied in order to prove presumption of conformity with the essential requirements of the R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC. A copy of the Declaration of Conformity can be downloaded by selecting this product from the list at http://www.buffalo-technology.com/support/downloads/ • EN60950-1:2006 Safety of Information Technology Equipment • EN 62311:2008 Assessment of electronic and electrical equipment related to human exposure restrictions for electromagnetic fields (0 Hz-300 GHz). • EN 300 328 V1.7.1 (2006-10) Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Wideband Transmission systems; Data transmission equipment operating in the 2.4 GHz ISM band and using spread spectrum modulation techniques; Harmonized EN covering essential requirements under article 3.2 of the R&TTE Directive.
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35 • EN 301 489-1 V1.8.1: (2010-01) Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM) — ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services — Part 1: Common technical requirements. • EN 301 489-17 V1.3.2: (2010-07) Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM) — ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment — Part 17: Specific conditions for 2,4 GHz wideband transmission systems, 5 GHz high performance RLAN equipment and 5,8 GHz Broadband. Intended use This device is a 2.4 GHz wireless LAN transceiver, intended for indoor home and office use in all EU and EFTA member states. EU Countries intended for use This device is intended for indoor home and office use in the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Greece, France, Finland, Italy, Ireland, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, United Kingdom, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungry, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovak Republic and Slovenia. The device is also authorised for use in all EFTA member states Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. EU countries not intended for use None
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36 Potential restrictive use This device is a 2.4 GHz wideband transmission system (transceiver), intended for use in all EU member states and EFTA countries, except in France and Italy where restrictive use applies. In Italy the end-user should apply for a license at the national spectrum authorities in order to obtain an authorization to use the device for setting up outdoor radio links and/or for supplying public access to telecommunications and/or network services. In Belgium there is a restriction in outdoor use. The frequency range in which outdoor operation in Belgium is permitted is 2460 – 2483.5 MHz. This device may not be used for setting up outdoor radio links in France and in some areas the RF ourput power may be limited to 10 mW EIRP in the frequency range of 2454 - 2483.5 MHz. For detailed information the end-user should contact the national spectrum authority in France.
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37 Declaration of Conformity with Regard to the R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC Česky[Czech] Buffalo Technology Inc. tímto prohlašuje, že tento AirStation WLI-UC-GN je ve shodě se základními požadavky a dalšími příslušnými ustanoveními směrnice 1999/5/ES. Dansk[Danish] Undertegnede Buffalo Technology Inc. erklærer herved, at følgende udstyr AirStation WLI-UC-GN overholder de væsentlige krav og øvrige relevante krav i direktiv 1999/5/EF. Deutsch[German] Hiermit erklärt Buffalo Technology Inc. dass sich das Gerät AirStation WLI-UC-GN in Übereinstimmung mit den grundlegenden Anforderungen und den übrigen einschlägigen Bestimmungen der Richtlinie 1999/5/EG befindet. Eesti[Estonian] Käesolevaga kinnitab Buffalo Technology Inc. seadme AirStation WLI-UC-GN vastavust direktiivi 1999/5/EÜ põhinõuetele ja nimetatud direktiivist tulenevatele teistele asjakohastele sätetele. English Hereby, Buffalo Technology Inc. declares that this AirStation WLI-UC-GN is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. Español[Spanish] Por medio de la presente Buffalo Technology Inc. declara que el AirStation WLI-UC-GN cumple con los requisitos esenciales y cualesquiera otras disposiciones aplicables o exigibles de la Directiva 1999/5/CE.
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38 Ελληνική[Greek] ΜΕ ΤΗΝ ΠΑΡΟΥΣΑ Buffalo Technology Inc. ΔΗΛΩΝΕΙ ΟΤΙ AirStation WLI-UC-GN ΣΥΜΜΟΡΦΩΝΕΤΑΙ ΠΡΟΣ ΤΙΣ ΟΥΣΙΩΔΕΙΣ ΑΠΑΙΤΗΣΕΙΣ ΚΑΙ ΤΙΣ ΛΟΙΠΕΣ ΣΧΕΤΙΚΕΣ ΔΙΑΤΑΞΕΙΣ ΤΗΣ ΟΔΗΓΙΑΣ 1999/5/ΕΚ. Français[French] Par la présente Buffalo Technology Inc. déclare que l’appareil AirStation WLI-UC-GN est conforme aux exigences essentielles et aux autres dispositions pertinentes de la directive 1999/5/CE. Italiano[Italian] Con la presente Buffalo Technology Inc. dichiara che questo AirStation WLI-UC-GN è conforme ai requisiti essenziali ed alle altre disposizioni pertinenti stabilite dalla direttiva 1999/5/CE. Latviski[Latvian] Ar šo Buffalo Technology Inc. deklarē, ka AirStation WLI-UC-GN atbilst Direktīvas 1999/5/EK būtiskajām prasībām un citiem ar to saistītajiem noteikumiem. Lietuvių[Lithuanian] Šiuo Buffalo Technology Inc. deklaruoja, kad šis AirStation WLI-UC-GN atitinka esminius reikalavimus ir kitas 1999/5/EB Direktyvos nuostatas. Nederlands[Dutch] Hierbij verklaart Buffalo Technology Inc. dat het toestel AirStation WLI-UC-GN in overeenstemming is met de essentiële eisen en de andere relevante bepalingen van richtlijn 1999/5/EG. Malti[Maltese] Hawnhekk, Buffalo Technology Inc. , jiddikjara li dan AirStation WLI-UC-GN jikkonforma mal-ħtiġijiet essenzjali u ma provvedimenti oħrajn relevanti li hemm fid-Dirrettiva 1999/5/EC.
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40 Taiwan: SAR compliance has been established in typical laptop computer(s) with CardBus slot, and product could be used in typical laptop computer with CardBus slot. Other application like handheld PC or similar device has not been verified, may not comply with related RF exposure rules, and such use shall be prohibited. NCC Regulatory Information 來自台灣NCC的警告 經型式認證合格之低功率射頻電機,非經許可,公司、商號或使用者均不得擅自變更頻率、加大功率或變更原設 計之特性及功能。 低功率射頻電機之使用不得影響飛航安全及干擾合法通信;經發現有干擾現象時,應立即停用,並改善至無干擾 時方得繼續使用。前項合法通信,指依電信法規定作業之無線電通信。低功率射頻電機須忍受合法通信或工 業、科學及醫療用電波輻射性電機設備之干擾。 Note: 1. 本模組於取得認證後將依規定於模組本體標示審驗合格標籤 2. 系統廠商應於平台上標示「本產品內含射頻模組: 」字樣 CCAH09LP0170T8
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41 ETA-045/2009-R BUF-WLIUCGN01 Tested to comply With FCC Standards FCC ID:FDI-09102006-0 Complies with IDA Standards DA10.412 CCAH09LP0170T8
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42 EU Environmental Information • The equipment that you have purchased has required the extraction and use of natural resources for its production. • The equipment may contain hazardous substances that could impact health and the environment. • In order to avoid the dissemination of those substances in our environment and to diminish the pressure on the natural resources, we encourage you to use the appropriate take-back systems. • The take-back systems will reuse or recycle most of the materials of your end life equipment in a sound way. • The crossed-out wheeled bin symbol invites you to use those systems. • If you need more information on the collection, reuse and recycling systems, please contact your local or regional waste administration.
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43 Logos and Trademarks © Buffalo Technology (USA), Inc. Buffalo Technology, Buffalo Technology logo and AOSS logo are registered trademarks of Buffalo Technology (USA), Inc. The names and logos of other companies mentioned herein belong to their respective owners. “Nintendo” is a registered trademark of Nintendo of America Inc. Nintendo owns extensive intellectual property rights in all of its products, including video game systems, game titles, characters, game software, graphics, artwork, and screen shots. Nintendo also retains rights in content on Nintendo’s web sites, including articles, artwork, screen shots and other files. Trademarks and copyrights for third-party games and characters are owned by the companies that market or license those products. “SONY” is a registered trademark or Sony Corporation, Inc. Any other product names, service names or logos of SONY used are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Corporation or any of its affiliates. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.
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44 Contact Information (North America) ADDRESS   Buffalo Technology (USA), Inc. 11100 Metric Blvd., Suite 750 Austin, TX 78758 GENERAL INQUIRIES   Email: sales@buffalotech.com TECHNICAL SUPPORT   North American Technical Support by phone is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. (USA and Canada). Toll-free: (866) 752-6210
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45 Contact Information (Europe) ADDRESS   Buffalo Technology UK Ltd. 2 Bracknell Beeches, Old Bracknell Lane Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 7BW United Kingdom GENERAL INQUIRIES   Email: sales@buffalo-technology.com TECHNICAL SUPPORT   Buffalo Technology provides technical support in English, German, French, Italian, and Spanish. For opening hours and relevant telephone numbers, please go to www.buffalo-technology.com/contact
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46 GPL Information Source code for Buffalo products that use GPL code is available at http://opensource.buffalo.jp.
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